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Definition 1: a genus of Sparidae - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for calamus in the sense of this definition

(calamus is a kind of ...) any of various genus of fish

(calamus is a member of ...) from Florida and Bahamas to Brazil

(... is a member of calamus) porgies; scups

Definition 2: the hollow spine of a feather - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for calamus in the sense of this definition

(calamus is a kind of ...) a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

(... is part of calamus) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Definition 3: any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes - [noun denoting plant]

(calamus is a kind of ...) any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

(... is a kind of calamus ) climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes

(... is a kind of calamus ) tall scrambling spiny palm of northeastern Queensland, Australia

(... is a member of calamus) distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest

Definition 4: perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for calamus in the sense of this definition

(calamus is a kind of ...) a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath

(calamus is a part of ...) the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally

(... is a member of calamus) sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae

(calamus is made of the substance ...) carcinogenic oil from calamus root used as a perfume

Definition 5: the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally - [noun denoting plant]

(calamus is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of calamus) perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots

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